Software Quality Assurance Tester

Software Quality Assurance Tester

by Brian Borsa|March 8, 2011
  • Permanent
  • Kansas
  • Reference: KSjohn3:16



Cycle3 IT Staffing is searching for a Software Quality Assurance Tester for a permanent opportunity in Kansas.


The Software Quality Assurance Tester's role is to plan, design, architect, and deploy effective test suites and regimes for in-house product development and software application development. This individual will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate, verify, communicate, and resolve systems/software application issues through careful testing in order to maximize the benefit of IT investments and initiatives.

Strategy & Planning

·         Ensure that testing activities will allow applications to meet business requirements and systems goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify and resolve systems issues.

·         Collaborate with analysts, designers, and project owners in the testing of new software programs and applications.

·         Ensure that any new software integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.

·         Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop testing strategies for improving or leveraging these systems.

·         Take an active role in cross-departmental projects when needed.

Operational Management

·         Evaluate, plan, design, develop, and deploy testing techniques for new applications, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout their development/product lifecycles.

·         Create and execute test scripts, cases, and scenarios that will determine optimal system performance according to specifications.

·         Conduct all types of application testing as needed, such as system, unit, regression, load, and acceptance testing methods.

·         Analyze formal test results in order to discover and resolve defects, bugs, errors, configuration issues, and interoperability flaws.

·         Analyze documentation and technical specifications of any new application under deployment or consideration to determine its intended functionality.

·         Produce reports and documentation for all testing efforts, results, activities, data, logging, and tracking.

·         Liaise with network administrators and software engineers to assist with quality assurance, program logic, and data processing.

·         Communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to project stakeholders and management.

·         Develop, distribute, and coordinate in-depth end-user reviews for modified and new systems or applications.

·         Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of application-testing best practices.


Required Skills

·         Excellent understanding of the organization's goals and objectives.

·         Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.

·         Highly self-motivated and directed.

·         Keen attention to detail.

·         Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities.

·         Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

·         Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Formal Education & Certification

·         Four-year college diploma or university degree in software engineering or computer science preferred but not required.


To apply for this job email your details to brian@cycle3it.com

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